Thursday, October 04, 2012

October 2012


Story time: (Thursday morning at 10:00)

Pizza, Pasta, & Popcorn Oct. 4
Fire Safety Week Oct 11
Spiders Oct 18
Halloween Oct. 25
Scarecrows Nov. 1

The Bookmark Society will meet on Thursday evening October 25 at 6:30. The selected book is The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, a story about memory, told through a Russian immigrant in the Pacific Northwest suffering from Alzheimer’s who survived the German assault on Leningrad by building a Hermitage based memory palace.

October celebrates books and science. Banned Book Week comes first. (Please celebrate by reading whatever you want to read.) Teen Read Week is Oct. 14 - 20 which also happens to be Earth Science Week, followed by Chemistry Week.

Thank You Consolidated Electric. The Wornstaff Library’s participation in the COOL consortium will be completed in March 2013 when we switch to the Evergreen catalog, costing several thousand dollars for technical services plus the labor of rebarcoding all the materials. We applied to the People Fund for money to help with this process and are delighted that they have awarded us $3500, contingent upon our finding some additional funding. Thank you, thank you.

Kilbourne Community Fall Festival, October 6, 8:00a - 4:00p will include a Geek the Library booth promoting awareness of library services and funding - plus breakfast, a hog roast, a parade, displays, markets for food and crafts, and yard sales.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9, 9:00pm.

Jane Horn officially became the new director of the Wornstaff Memorial Public Library when the library board announced her hiring at their September 10th meeting. Ms. Horn has been a library employee since September 18, 2008 and volunteered at the library prior to that. She is a local resident with three children in the Buckeye Valley School district, an active member of the Kilbourne Methodist Church, and has a master’s degree in Library Science. Please take time to congratulate Jane Horn on her new position.

Lewis (Junior) Kimble died September 18, 2012. He was the library custodian for several years and a long time village employee before that - and probably took with him much knowledge about the inner workings of both. He has lived in Arizona for the past several years.

Christmas in Ashley is being planned for Saturday, December 1. An open meeting will be held 7:00, October 11 at the United Methodist Church. Ashley is looking forward to its third year. This has been a popular event with a lot of local participation. Luminaries, the live nativity scene, and carolers are on the list again. Homes for the tour are needed. Contact Amy Ruggles (747-2804).

The School Halloween Parade will leave the school 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, October 31.

Beggars Night in Ashley is set for October 31 6:30 - 8:00. Turn on your porch light for treats.

Chemistry Week extras: Two basic (circulating) reference sets are The Elements and ChemLab by Grolier. Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks and Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste by Steve Spangler are for reading and exploring.

Good weather for reading is ahead with shorter cooler days even though Daylight Savings Time does not end until November 4th. Several large book donations have increased the book sale offerings. All are available at the standard ten cents a book, $1 a bag price. There’s no charge for unlimited browsing time.

The Catfish tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, from 5:00 - 8:00 at the Ashley reservoir. The tournament is open to children up to twelve years old who should bring their own poles and be accompanied by an adult. ODNR will be supplying fish. Prizes and refreshment will be provided.

Illustrator/author Derek Anderson will be visiting BVEE on Wednesday, October 24th.

Ashley’s Junior Fair: The first Ashley fair was held in 1912 when a group of local farmers and businessmen erected buildings and a race track. Area competition was intense and by 1922 the board was plagued with debt. R. B. Warner, the high school vocational agriculture teacher, suggested exhibiting his boys’ pigs, an idea that was first spurned and then modified to include girls’ baking and sewing projects. The 1923 fair was a success and the junior fair idea was expanded. In 1925 after a rain storm destroyed the junior fair tent a junior fair building was constructed. Publicity about the demolished junior fair produced many inquiries and information was disbursed. Morrow County became the first in the state to organize a county wide junior fair. Charlie Ashbrook accepted a job to help establish an Ohio State Fair junior department for 1929. In the late thirties Delaware began a junior fair which provided stiff competition especially when Grand Circuit racing was added. In March of 1950 after 37 years of operation the Ashley Fair Board voted to dissolve the fair. The buildings and grounds were sold and all bills paid. The remaining money was placed in an endowment fund to be used to support junior fair work in Delaware County.